A healthy battery is one of the easiest ways to ensure that you can enjoy your electric bike for years to come.
Throughout this article, we have shared a lot of tips for extending the life of your battery, but when the seasons change and the temperatures drop, it's important to show it the right amount of TLC.
As you pedal your way through the colder months on one of our electric bikes, here are a few quick points to keep in mind:
Don't get too cold!
There's nothing more energizing than a brisk morning ride, especially if you have an electric fat tire bike that can help you conquer ice and snow. When the temperature drops below zero, it's a good idea to stay out of the saddle. You should avoid riding your bike in temperatures below -4 °F / -20 °C to keep your battery in good condition.
Take your battery inside
We always recommend storing your bike in a dry location with temperatures above freezing, but if you can't do that, keep the battery inside. You should charge and store batteries indoors at 50°F to 77°F (10°C to 25°C). If you don't, you could void your warranty, your battery won't work properly, or create a dangerous situation.
Prepare your battery for longterm storage
If you're putting your battery away for more than two weeks, keep it at 75% charge and check on it every month to make sure it's staying that way. Fully charging it will reduce its range. For a day or two, it's not a big deal, but after a while, it will add up.
And finally, don't drench your battery!
You should never immerse either your battery or your bike in water or any other liquid. Doing so can damage your electrical system or result in a hazardous situation. Although the bike's components are water-resistant, you should still avoid large puddles, streams, or very heavy rain. Inspect your ebike after riding it in wet conditions to ensure all components are free of dirt, debris, and moisture.